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'Emergency' Protests Tonight In NYC & Nationwide As Trump Moves To Undermine Mueller Probe

'Emergency' Protests Tonight In NYC & Nationwide As Trump Moves To Undermine Mueller Probe

Acting Attorney General and former hot tub promoter Matt Whitaker (Charlie Neibergall/AP/Shutterstock) Donald Trump kicked off the post-midterms era of his presidency on Wednesday by firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as part of a not-at-all disguised...

Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout To Protest Tech Giant's Handling Of Sexual Misconductgallery

Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout To Protest Tech Giant's Handling Of Sexual Misconduct

Google employees worldwide walked out of work on Thursday, protesting the tech giant's handling of sexual harassment and what they say is a failure to police gender- and race-based discrimination. Walkouts began at 11:10 a.m. in Tokyo,...

Self-Pitying Louis C.K. Performed Announced Sets At Comedy Cellar As Protesters Stood Outside

Self-Pitying Louis C.K. Performed Announced Sets At Comedy Cellar As Protesters Stood Outside

Lana McCrea Louis C.K.'s comeback attempt has mostly been contained to unannounced pop-ins at major comedy clubs around NYC over the last two months, sparking a lot of discussions about whether it's okay to surprise an...

Photos: Giant Baby Trump Balloon Lands In NYC For Impeach Trump Parade

Photos: Giant Baby Trump Balloon Lands In NYC For Impeach Trump Paradegallery

After cycling through anticipation, exhaustion and annoyance, the world's most recognizable buoyant behemoth, the giant Baby Trump balloon, finally landed in NYC on Sunday for By the People's Impeachment Parade. Around 100 people turned out for the...

Giant Baby Trump Balloon Coming To NYC For 'Impeachment Parade'

Giant Baby Trump Balloon Coming To NYC For 'Impeachment Parade'

(Steve Parkins/Shutterstock) Look, I understand that the Baby Trump balloon is a funny joke—he's a man but he's also a big crying baby, get it? GET IT???—but I personally would love to sneak just one minute...

Anti-Immigrant Signs Appear In Sunnyside, Linked To National Neo-Nazi Group

Anti-Immigrant Signs Appear In Sunnyside, Linked To National Neo-Nazi Group

Seen in Sunnywide this weekend (Courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer's Office) A Queens politician is calling on New Yorkers to confront white supremacist activity in the borough, after anti-immigrant posters linked to a violent neo-Nazi...

Video: Chaos & Cries Of 'Nazi' In Borough Park As Police Break Up Religious Processionvideo

Video: Chaos & Cries Of 'Nazi' In Borough Park As Police Break Up Religious Procession

(Courtesy Yeshiva World News / YouTube) A member of Brooklyn's Hasidic community was arrested for allegedly blocking traffic during an unauthorized religious procession through Borough Park on Sunday evening—leading to a chaotic scuffle and shouting match...

Photos: Protesters Take To NYC Streets, Decrying Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation

Photos: Protesters Take To NYC Streets, Decrying Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmationgallery

With judge Brett Kavanaugh officially ascending to the Supreme Court on Saturday afternoon, New Yorkers gathered in Union Square to denounce the new Associate Justice, who replaces retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Chants of "We believe survivors!", "Throw...

Where To Protest Kavanaugh's Confirmation In NYC This Weekend

Where To Protest Kavanaugh's Confirmation In NYC This Weekend

Protesters rallying in front of Trump Tower on Thursday (Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock) Judge Brett Kavanaugh is poised to be confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping off a contentious and draining confirmation process with an outcome...

Protesters Will March On Trump Tower Thursday To Demand Justice For Puerto Rico

Protesters Will March On Trump Tower Thursday To Demand Justice For Puerto Rico

This summer's Puerto Rican Day Parade (Scott Lynch) Local community groups and those personally affected by Hurricane Maria will march on Trump Tower Thursday—the one year anniversary of the storm's landfall in Puerto Rico—as part of...

Ritual Jewish Chicken Slaughter Met With Vegan Protests In Crown Heightsgallery

Ritual Jewish Chicken Slaughter Met With Vegan Protests In Crown Heights

Members of the Hasidic community gathered across Brooklyn on Monday night to observe the annual pre-Yom Kippur kaporos ritual—a controversial atonement practice that involves reciting a prayer while swinging a live chicken over one's head three times,...

Couple Wearing 'Abolish ICE' Shirts Denied Access To Statue of Liberty

Couple Wearing 'Abolish ICE' Shirts Denied Access To Statue of Liberty

(Julio Cortez/AP/Shutterstock) A pair of New Yorkers hoping to pay a visit to the Statue of Liberty last month say they were ordered by federal employees to change out of their "Abolish ICE" t-shirts before approaching...

Watch Sean Spicer Get Heckled During NYC Barnes & Noble Book Appearancevideo

Watch Sean Spicer Get Heckled During NYC Barnes & Noble Book Appearance

TFW the shame is vast and eternal (Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock) Ever since he lost his job lying for a liar, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has been just aching for a redemption narrative, filling the...

Multiple Arrests During Immigration Protests Outside Jamie Dimon's UES Home

Multiple Arrests During Immigration Protests Outside Jamie Dimon's UES Home

Courtesy of Make the Road NY Immigrant rights advocates gathered in the pouring rain early Wednesday morning outside Jamie Dimon's Upper East Side home to protest and shame the JPMorgan Chase CEO for his company's leading...

Meet The Teen Leading This Weekend's NYC Youth Climate March

Meet The Teen Leading This Weekend's NYC Youth Climate March

At last year's climate march in Manhattan (Sai Moktari / Gothamist) Faced with the increasingly dire threat of catastrophic climate change in their lifetimes, a new generation of activists are taking to the streets, and sending...

Progressive Democrats Fear Schumer Isn't Doing Enough To Block Trump Supreme Court Nominee

Progressive Democrats Fear Schumer Isn't Doing Enough To Block Trump Supreme Court Nominee

Protesters in Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza last January calling on Schumer to mount a more vigorous opposition to Trump agenda (AP/Shutterstock) As Democrats gear up for a fight over the future of the Supreme Court, some...

Photos: Thousands Turn Out For 'Keep Families Together' March

Photos: Thousands Turn Out For 'Keep Families Together' Marchgallery

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands across the country turned out for their local Keep Families Together march, with 25,000 taking part in the NYC march. The National Day of Action denounced the Trump administration's immigration policy, and...

Five Arrested Outside State Senator Marty Golden's Office As Victims' Families Demand Speed Camerasgallery

Five Arrested Outside State Senator Marty Golden's Office As Victims' Families Demand Speed Cameras

Five protesters, including City Councilmember Brad Lander, were arrested for blocking the street outside State Senator Marty Golden's office on Friday morning during a 24-hour vigil led by Families for Safe Streets founder Amy Cohen, and other...

Ask A Native New Yorker: Is It Ethical To Shun Trump Officials?

Ask A Native New Yorker: Is It Ethical To Shun Trump Officials?

Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was denied service at a restaurant in Virginia over the weekend. (MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new...

Hundreds In NYC Protest Trump's Proposed 'Gag Rule' On Abortions

Hundreds In NYC Protest Trump's Proposed 'Gag Rule' On Abortionsgallery

The Trump administration is threatening to take federal funding away from organizations like Planned Parenthood if doctors at their clinics so much as refer women to abortion services. That stiff dose of socially-conservative reality came down last...

Trump Returns To Manhattan Today, Protesters Plan 'A Lot Of Noise'

Trump Returns To Manhattan Today, Protesters Plan 'A Lot Of Noise'

anthony green's flickr President Donald Trump is making his first trip to New York City in 2018 today to attend an immigration event on Long Island. The forum will focus on the MS-13 gang which Trump...

Venezuelan New Yorkers Gather In Union Square To Protest Yesterday's Rigged Electiongallery

Venezuelan New Yorkers Gather In Union Square To Protest Yesterday's Rigged Election

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro won another six year term in an election yesterday that is being widely criticized as fraudulent, and the results are not being recognized by the U.S. Here in New York, the election sparked...

'Decolonize This Place' Protesters Disrupt Brooklyn Museum, Condemn 'Imperial Plunder'gallery

'Decolonize This Place' Protesters Disrupt Brooklyn Museum, Condemn 'Imperial Plunder'

On a bustling spring Sunday, with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival and the Brooklyn Museum’s popular David Bowie exhibit in full swing, some 65 protesters from 20 different New York City activist groups descended upon...

Disability Rights Activists Disrupt MTA Talk, Demanding Subway Accessibility

Disability Rights Activists Disrupt MTA Talk, Demanding Subway Accessibility

via Brian Van Nieuwenhoven A discussion last night about the subway with MTA Chairman Joe Lhota at the Museum Of The City Of NY was disrupted, and ultimately cancelled, after disability rights activists protested the lack...

Mike Cernovich Stole My Photo, Lied About It On Twitter, And Sold Trump Jr. On Yet Another Fake Conspiracy

Mike Cernovich Stole My Photo, Lied About It On Twitter, And Sold Trump Jr. On Yet Another Fake Conspiracygallery

A banner planted by Cernovich supporters posing as protesters (Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist) A right-wing conspiracy theory was born at Columbia University last night, based on a lie that spread with remarkable speed from a student-led...

Women's March Returns To NYC In January

Women's March Returns To NYC In January

(Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) This year's triumphant NYC women's march drew 750,000 protestors & their creative signs to Midtown, and now a repeat is planned for 2018. The Women's March Alliance announced today that the march...

Video: Pussy Riot Stage Protest Inside Trump Tower

Video: Pussy Riot Stage Protest Inside Trump Tower video

via Pussy Riot Russian activists Pussy Riot caused a stir in Trump Tower on Monday when they staged a protest inside the lobby of the President's home building. The protest, in which three people masked in...

Photos: Protesters Rally Near Trump Tower To Demand Justice For Puerto Rico gallery

Photos: Protesters Rally Near Trump Tower To Demand Justice For Puerto Rico

Hours after President Donald Trump arrived in Puerto Rico Tuesday to survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Maria and toss paper towels into a crowd, dozens of protesters, including City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, gathered one block...

The Real Risks DACA Recipients Face When They Protest In NYC

The Real Risks DACA Recipients Face When They Protest In NYC

Protesters, including DACA recipients, under arrest outside Trump Tower on Tuesday morning. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Shortly after President Donald Trump announced the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, nine undocumented New Yorkers...

Photos: Dozens Arrested In Lower Manhattan Protesting Trump's DACA Decisiongallery

Photos: Dozens Arrested In Lower Manhattan Protesting Trump's DACA Decision

Surrounded by a crowd of thousands gathered in support of immigrants and enmity of President Donald Trump, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman delivered a rousing speech Tuesday evening, condemning Trump's decision to end the Obama-era immigration...

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